For a refresher on what constitutes a Bell Ringer, please reference the initial post.
Bell Ringer Season Standings:
Joel Embiid - 21
Ben Simmons - 17
Jimmy Butler - 8
JJ Redick - 6
Tobias Harris - 3
Robert Covington - 1
Dario Saric - 1
T.J. McConnell - 1
Furkan Korkmaz - 1
Landry Shamet - 1
Corey Brewer - 1
Boban Marjanovic - 1
Mike Scott - 1
After dropping 70 points in the first half, the Sixers had their lead cut down to two points in the closing minutes. However, some clutch Philadelphia shots and fortunate open misses by the Magic allowed the Sixers to come away with the 114-106 victory. Here are your Bell Ringer candidates:
JJ Redick: 26 points, 5 rebounds, 0 turnovers
Facing the team that drafted him 11th overall in 2006, Redick broke out of his post-All-Star break slump in a big way in the first half, draining five triples before heading to the locker room. For the game, he finished 6-for-9 from behind the arc, allowing his teammates to flow into open lanes as Orlando’s defense had all eyes on JJ flying around the court. If you’re wondering what his season-high for made 3s is, it’s eight. That game also came against the Magic. Do you think that’s a coincidence?
Well WELCOME BACK JJ.— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 6, 2019
Redick is now 5-6 from beyond, including this one after a toss from Tobias. Give him 19 on the night so far. pic.twitter.com/BPOz02KCC1
Jimmy Butler: 14 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 1 turnover
Overall, it was a fairly quiet game for Jimmy. With JJ hot early and six Philadelphia players finishing in double figures, Butler was able to mostly focus on the defensive end. When called upon, though, he stepped up in a BIG way. With the Sixers up just two with three minutes remaining, it was Iso Jimmy time. Butler first rocked back and hit a fadeaway jumper over Jonathan Isaac. A couple possessions later, he answered the call again with a long step back jumper to make it a 3-point game. The next time down the court, Jimmy assisted on the Mike Scott 3 to put the game to bed. Butler has a remarkable ability to shift from role player mode to superstar mode as needed. The Sixers needed it tonight.
Butler has to pull some magic out of his hat, since the spacing is such that there’s no room around the hoop to drive pic.twitter.com/V2DpALWDP2— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) March 6, 2019
Tobias Harris: 21 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 2 turnovers
Death, taxes, and Tobias Harris scoring at least 20 points: those are the things Sixers fans are learning to count on as inevitable. Harris reached the mark for the seventh straight game, shooting 8-for-15 from the field as part of his usual, efficient brand of basketball. Another guy playing against his former club, Tobias helped clean up the boards and made a great weakside block of Wesley Iwundu near the end of the third quarter. I thought Brett Brown summed up Harris’ game well in his post-game press conference: “There is a sort of quiet assassin that just sort of moves. I think that there is a grace about how he plays.” Just a bunch of sound basketball plays for Harris, who makes it look easy in racking up another big stat line.
Ben Simmons: 16 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 2 turnovers
Tuesday night was one of those near-triple-double games that come so easily for the former LSU Tiger. Simmons could have had a bigger night if a couple more putbacks and drives to the hoop didn’t just barely bounce out of the basket. But he and Mike Scott did an excellent job filling in some small-ball minutes, including closing out the game, and Simmons was tremendous throughout the night pushing the ball and finding his teammates. Even his two usual sore spots, turnovers and free throws (4-for-5 on the night) weren’t an issue. Plus, Ben provided more fodder for the “he shoots with the wrong hand” not-so-conspiracy theorists.
uhhhh did ben simmons just shoot with his right hand pic.twitter.com/7b1exlCRDn— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) March 6, 2019
Amir Johnson: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 1 turnover
With all the injuries at the center position, the Sixers basically needed a warm body to man the middle. Instead, they received much, much more with Amir’s best game of the season. As Brett Brown reiterated after the game, “a week and a half ago he drove himself to Delaware so he could play in a G league game.”
Now, Johnson was doing a very nice job against Magic All-Star Nikola Vucevic, part of a contingent holding the former Sixer well below his average at 12 points. He also grabbed a couple offensive rebounds and ran the floor well to pick up some easy buckets, none more exciting than this turn-back-the-clock alley-oop slam!
From a steal...— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 6, 2019
....to a slam!
Amir goes in for the swipe and the Sixers take it all the way to the other end for him to complete the slam! Sixers up, 83-72. pic.twitter.com/6WT8OPZvjJ
Mike Scott: 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 turnovers
Brett Brown is getting more comfortable with the small-ball lineups featuring Scott and Ben Simmons as the big men, both out of necessity and because it’s been effective. Scott was part of the team-wide effort that did a nice job against Vucevic, but he’s mainly out there to stretch the floor, which he did at a 3-for-8 clip from behind the arc. The biggest shot, of course, was the dagger to make it a 6-point game with 48 seconds remaining.
tj doing the "you cant see me" to mike scott after his 3 lolol pic.twitter.com/zjeLPQ5Nhj— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) March 6, 2019
Who is your Bell Ringer for the win over Orlando?
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